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Aloe in Clay Pots

Hi,I’ve bought an aloe vera succulent, and it came in a small black plastic pot, which had a cancer warning label. Is there a chance my succulent absorbed any toxins from the pot?

Comments for Will my succulent absorb toxins from plastic pot with cancer warning label

Dec 09, 2019

Wrong pot
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

As you may know from browsing this site, my recommendation is to plant succulents in either hypertufa or terracotta pots.

If at all concerned I would just transplant the plant into one of those options, and discard the plastic one.

But, in answer to your question, unless you plan to eat your succulent, I doubt if there is any need to worry about the plant absorbing anything from the pot.

What is intriguing to me is (because you didn’t include a picture with your submission) the fact that they would even label the pot this way. I’ve never heard of anything even remotely like this.